Court is back in session once more!
Those eagerly awaiting the return of everyone’s favorite attorney, Phoenix Wright, are in for a nice surprise today. Capcom has officially announced today that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, the upcoming sixth game in the core Ace Attorney series will be coming to a Nintendo 3DS near you September 8th. Spirit of Justice promises to be the most interactive game yet in the Ace Attorney series, by taking full advantage of the 3DS’s capabilities. Players will be able to dust crime scenes in order to uncover fingerprints, utilize a full 360-degree range of movement while they search certain objects, and more as they help Phoenix Wright uncover the truth behind the latest string of cases.
The roll call for Spirit of Justice has also begun, already promising that players will see plenty of faces both new and old (but can’t necessarily guarantee that all of them will be alive). Making her triumphant return from the original Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is Ema Skye. Originally a mere student, Ema has now passed her certification exams in order to become a fully-fledged forensic investigator eager to help out in any way possible. Also making their return are Apollo Justice (protagonist of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney), and Trucy Wright, a high-profile magician and Phoenix’s adopted daughter. On the newer side of things, Capcom has also introduced Bonny de Famme, a fledgling magician. Although not much is known about this performer-in-training she seems eager to help out the crew in any way she can, but what will her testimonies actually reveal in-game? Looks like we’ll have to wait just a bit longer to find out!
If waiting until next month is too much, Capcom has also announced that a demo for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice will be launching later this month on August 25th. The demo will feature a selection from the first court case within Spirit of Justice, allowing players to get a preview of one of the game’s upcoming features; the Divination Séance. Thanks to the powers of the Royal Priestess of the Kingdom of Khura’in, Rayfa, players will be able to visit the last few moments of a victim’s life before they met their untimely demise. By examining the contradictions between the Royal Priestess’ Insight, and what is actually shown during the séance, it is up to Phoenix Wright to figure out what actually happened.